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Breaking the Flood, Hardback Book

Breaking the Flood Hardback


In Breaking the Flood, the first of four novels about the fall of Constantinople, Niccolo Gritti, a nineteen year-old scion of an aristocratic merchant dynasty in mid-15th century Venice, recounts his upbringing, his familys impoverishment and his decision to take ship in a trading fleet to the eastern Mediterranean.

Ambushed by corsairs, Niccolo is pressed as a galley slave.

Soon, a fellow oarsman identifies himself as Demetrius Angelos, member of a distinguished military family in Constantinople.

Demetrius is desperate to return there, threatened as his city is by the bellicose ruler of the Ottomans, Mehmet II.



  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9781787105034

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